What Contributes to a Civil & Respectful Workplace? Why is Doing all you can to Achieve Civility Important?

What Contributes to a Civil & Respectful Workplace? Why is Doing all you can to Achieve Civility Important?

In the past several years we have seen a number of important societal changes that have increased awareness of offensiveness and incivility in the workplace. From the #MeToo movement’s focus on sexual harassment and assault in the workplace to increased attention on marginalized race and ethnic groups via horrifying interactions between minorities and the police, […]

Evolving Issues in Workplace Harassment: Where do We Go from Here?

Evolving Issues in Workplace Harassment: Where do We Go from Here?

The prevention of workplace harassment has evolved in recent years from liability avoidance to cultural improvement and incident prevention. In order to facilitate cultural change, it is necessary to offer the workforce an education program that goes far beyond what is required for legal compliance. The issue of harassment has evolved from the pure legal […]

Bostock Anniversary: EEOC Issues Guidance on Protections for LGBTQ+ Individuals in the Workforce

Bostock Anniversary: EEOC Issues Guidance on Protections for LGBTQ+ Individuals in the Workforce

On June 15, 2020, the United States Supreme Court ruled that discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation (and gender identity) is discrimination “on the basis of sex,” and is prohibited by Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. Over one year later, the agency charged with enforcing issues of discrimination in the […]

New Study Quantifies Offensive Incidents Directed Asian-American Individuals

New Study Quantifies Offensive Incidents Directed Asian-American Individuals

There were more than 6,600 incidents of hate and discrimination directed at Asian-American individuals and individuals of Pacific Islander descent in the last year. The rise in incidents is attributable to false blame for the COVID-19 pandemic. Employers would be wise to re-examine their policies to ensure there is zero-tolerance for hateful behavior directed at […]

Pinterest and Former Executive Agree to Massive Settlement in Gender Discrimination Case

Pinterest and Former Executive Agree to Massive Settlement in Gender Discrimination Case

Social media platform settles a gender discrimination case involving its former Chief Operating Officer for $20 million. Following the settlement, Pinterest has made cultural and hiring changes, but the changes are mostly aimed at equality in pay and improving diversity, not at inclusion in thought among leaders.

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